Avoiding Harm

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Today's reading: Proverbs 22:24-25; Proverbs 13:20

"Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare" (Proverbs 22:24-25).

Proverbs 22:24-25 gives us wise instruction, not about getting angry ourselves, but about choosing to associate with someone who is prone to getting angry and acting out in anger. The people we hang out with influence us whether we realize it or not. And, when someone is highly emotional (angry, joyful, complaining, unhappy, excited) the impact on us is tends to be even greater.

When someone around you is angry and negative (at work, home, school, church), how does it impact and influence the overall atmosphere and your and other people's moods? When we find ourselves in a situation where we can't distance ourselves from someone who is negative and/or prone to anger, what are some things we can do to guard against the pull to join in the negativity? Tami

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Matthew Henry Concise Commentary ( Prov. 22:24-25)
I thought Matthew Henry said it well:
Our corrupt hearts have so much tinder in them, that it is dangerous to have to do with those that throw about the sparks of their passion.

We are known by the company we keep. We become more like those we spend time with. That is why we should be spending time in reading the Word and talking with the Lord to be more like Him.

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